Kirin Seafood Restaurant is a popular Chinese restaurant in Metro Vancouver and they are always packed on the weekends for dim sum. What better way to enjoy the weekend with family by devouring a table full of dim sum?
I came here with ChineseBites to their Richmond location to try a few of their dim sum items on their menu.
Sui mai here has steamed prawn and Sakura Farm premium pork dumpling topped with flying fish roe.
A classic dim sum dish that always needs to be ordered. The sui mai was juicy and had a good texture from the pork and shrimp.
Steamed Prawn Dumpling is another must have item on the menu. Densely packed full of shrimp in the little dumplings. I love anything with shrimp.
Pan Fried Pork Belly and Preserved Vegetable Bun is very soft and has a good taste. No one can say no to pork belly. I know I can’t.
The ratio between the meat mixture and the bun is very good.
Steamed Tofu Puff Stuffed with Minced Fish and Dried Shrimp. I enjoyed it. When you bring tofu and shrimp together, its always a good combination.
The xiao long bao is a steamed pine mushroom and pork dumpling. It was surprisingly really good here. Lots of broth inside and the skin was a nice consistency and not thick at all.
Braised Assorted Cow Offal in Chef’s Special Sauce in a Casserole is not for everyone. You need to have acquired a taste for eating innards.
Sparerib in Black Bean Sauce on Steamed Plain Rice Roll in a Casserole was pretty good. The savoury spare ribs on top and then the delicious sauce drips onto the rice rolls.
Steamed Abalone and Chicken Bun has a good amount of filling too.
Sticky Rice with Pork and Dried Scallop Wrapped in Lotus Leaf. 3 come in an order and its a small portion, which isn’t bad at all. The pork and dried scallop mixture in the centre is always so yummy.
Deep Fried Tofu with Minced Pork was a bit oily and heavy for dim sum.
Deep Fried Prawn Dumpling was deep fried but it wasn’t as oily and heavy as the deep fried tofu.
Steamed Green Onion and Chinese Donut Rice Roll Topped with Bread Crumb is on the left of this picture.
Deep Fried Minced Fish and Chinese Mushroom Bean Curd Roll in Steamed Rice Roll is the other. Of the two, this one was my favourite. Drizzle a bit of soy sauce and it will be so good.
Rice Roll had a nice texture between the mushroom and pork. Very savoury flavours and you don’t go wrong with it.
Steamed Pork Liver Rice Roll was interesting with pork liver. Usually its pretty standard with pork or shrimp.
We ended the meal with Thousand Tier Cake, a dessert with alternating layers of salted egg yolk and steamed flour. A nice sweet touch at the end of the meal.
Overall, it was a good solid dim sum meal. You can’t go wrong with any of the dishes. One item that really surprised me was the xiao long bao, it was well made and super delicious.
We Rate Kirin:
7900 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC